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Jan 30, 2013 4:00am PST
lapierre of the nra and captain mark kelly, the husband of gabby giffords, a victim of gun violence. and is expected to speak sass well. >>> new orleans is beefing up security ahead of sunday's big game. 1300 federal agents and 3600 extra state troopers have been added. today, nfl officials will hold a news conference with homeland security secretary janet napolitano. and happy birthday to marcus mumford of mumford and sons. he tushs 26 today. old man. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments on those stories and the best political analysis on msnbc. and tonight, be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. microsoft founder bill gates opens up about his charity, family and the future. and liza minnelli and cast of cabaret reunite to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, sports and more. i'm richard lui along with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today." this, your first stop of the day today
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
check of the top stories. a representative from the nra will testify with mark kelly, the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who survived a gunshot to the head. >> three area baseball players linked to clinic that sold performance enhancing drugs. this according to a miami newspaper. gio gonzales, melki cabrera and bartola colon all listed on the medical records. >> all 50 dreamliners worldwide have been grounded for two weeks after an ana plane's battery over heated forcing an emergency landing. >> new this morning, signs we could be headed for recession. >> the u.s. economy shrank in the last quarter. scott, a real surprise. >> all over the financial world people are saying, what now? down .1. a small decrease. gdp wasn't expected to get smaller. let me be specific. we are not talking the number is smaller like slow growth. no growth. negative growth. two quarters of negative growth is a recession. it's a small decrease. almost entirely due to smaller defense spending. halfway to a recession by even such a small margin. that's a real surprise this morning. facebook
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
will mark kelly testify but his wife gabrielle giffords is supposed to make a surprise visit and testimony as well. her husband mark kelly, we understand, will be talking about the university server shall background checks and whether or not it's a good idea. he backs it. they have now started this organization that's essentially a lobby effort for gun control and as a gun owner himself, mark kelly said he thinks the nra did a great job when it comes to safety. he thinks they are on the wrong side of the fence when it comes to a weapons ban. we'll hear from the nra ceo wayne la pierre that studies have shown crime didn't go down. he'll say according to his prepared testimony that university server shall background checks target the wrong people. you want to catch a the criminals and they get around the background checks and get weapons. interesting testimony coming up before the senate judiciary committee on the issue of gun violence. >> a lot of them out there on the streets. thanks, tracy. >> among with the gun control congress begins the debate over immigration reform. the two
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: her gift of speech is a distant memory said husband mark kelly, yet gabby giffords' halting words. >> too many children. >> reporter: here as a survivor of the tucson assassination attempt that left her partially blind and partially paralyzed. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. >> reporter: giffords and kelly, both gun owners, want congress to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get weapons. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat, she would not have been sitting here today, if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: of all the gun-related ideas on the table, democrats believe universal background checks has the best chance politically. >> we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. i think it's basic. >> senator, i think you missed it. >> let there be order. >> reporter: the nra said adding new laws would hit ordinary citizens not criminals. >> nbc's kelly o'donnell. >>> this is the year for immigration reform. t
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
of speech is a distant memory, said husband mark kelly. yet gabby giffords' halting words. >> too many children. >> reporter: here as a survivor of the tucson assassination attempt that left her partially blind and partially paralyzed. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: giffords and kelly, both gun owners, want congress to expand background checks to gun shows and private sales to make it harder for criminals and the mentally ill to get weapons. >> my wife would not be sitting in this seat. she would not have been sitting here today, if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: but this first hearing on guns since the newtown massacre had another center of gravity. the national rifle association's ceo, wayne lapierre. >> should we have mandatory background checks at gun shows? >> if you're a dealer, that's already the law. >> reporter: of all the gun-related ideas on the table, democrats believe universal background checks has the best chance politically. >> we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. and i think it's basi
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
giffords and husband, mark kelly, back to capitol hill wednesday two years after the shooting that nearly took her life and did take much of her eyesight and ability to spea speak. >> we must do something. >> reporter: working from her speech therapists handwritten notes, giffords pushed herself to deliver her handwritten message. >> you must act. be bold, be courageous. >> reporter: but a different message from the head of the national rifle association. wayne lapierre who rejected democrats proposal to inject background checks at gun shows and gun sales. >> we have to look at what works and never works. my problem with background checks, you will never get criminals to go through universal background checks. >> that was the first hearing related to guns since newtown. others are planned like mental health issues and dealing with violence in video games. senate democrats will have to lead the charge on this and say they expect to have some kind of bill written to get it going over the next month. >> kelly o'donnell in washington, what i'm sure will be an emotional moment, the chorus from
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 11:00am PST
attended the hearing with husband astronaut mark kelly who also spoke. the former congresswoman has become a public advocate for gun control after being severely injured in a shooting at a campaign event more than two years ago in tucson, arizona. >> that was a powerful press conference. >> nra vice president wayne lapierre also spoke saying that because of their children safety program, fatal firearm accidents are at the lowest level in more than 100 years. he said the government should not dictate what people can lawfully own and use to protect our families. >>> meantime, happening right now, pro gun activists holding a rally in san francisco speaking out. the group claims anti-gun legislation won't have any effect on crime rates. today's rally a precursor to the national day of resistant that is a series of pro-gun rallies taking place on february 23rd. >>> san francisco police are investigating remains that could solve an almost 30-year-old cold case. 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared on his way home from basketball practice in 1984. police served a search warrant in the hai
NBC
Jan 30, 2013 7:00am PST
, including astronaut mark kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> help is on the way for victims of superstorm sandy across the northeast. the president has signed into law a $50.5 billion measure to allocate funding for the recovery effort. it took congress three months to give the bill the green light. >>> how did nick wallenda cross the road? take a look. on a wire about 200 feet above it. here is the bird's-eye view. it's taken from a camera hooked on to his balancing pole. it may make you nauseous. some 12,000 people came out to watch the death-defying stunt. no tether, no net, matt, savannah and al. it is 7:11. >> i'm dizzy just watching it. >> he had cameras on both ends of the pole. >> mr. roker, back with more of a check on the weather. >> the west coast for our friends watching live. for the most part, not a bad day out there. tucson, 56. 34 and snow showers in salt lake. billings 34. 48 in seattle. look for a cloudy day down in san diego. temperatures of 65 degrees. eugene looking at 48 degrees. rest of the country, we are expecting to see more snow sho
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